Chia Seed Smoothie Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl Updated

Chia Seed Smoothie packs nutrition and sweetness all in one smoothie. Such a satisfying breakfast.

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Fruit and protein smoothies were my life for several years. I made one every.single.morning for about two years, and they were so large and hearty that I got several meals out of each one. Smoothies probably made up 1/3 of my daily sustenance for a while there.

I am a serious creature of habit though. Similar to that time I ate French toast two or three times a day for like four months straight. I get fixated on a food and eat it constantly!

Chia Seed Smoothie Picture

Smoothies are so creamy, refreshing, and filling though. Hard not to love a smoothie.

I always try to get creative with how I make them. You can put all kinds of things in smoothies. Flavored yogurt (frozen or regular!), ice cream, frozen coffee ice cubes, fruit, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, honey, juice, and even oatmeal. Maybe not all of those things together, but you get the idea – the list goes on and on. More recently, I’ve also been tossing chia seeds into my smoothies.

Chia Seed Smoothie Image

Yes, those same seeds that grow to make Chia Pets. You know, Ch-ch-ch-chia? Chia Pets still exist, by the way, and have you Googled them lately? Don’t. It’ll shock you. There are some seriously creepy Chia Pets being produced these days. Like, did you know that they make Shrek, Britney Spears, Sponge Bob, and Barack Obama Chia Pets now? I applaud the creativity behind those, but I can definitely confirm that I want NONE of those in my home.

Anyway, chia seeds are tiny little seeds but they pack surprising nutritional punch! They’re full of antioxidants, fiber, protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids. I don’t even know how all those fabulous nutrients even fit into that itty bitty seed, but they do, and I’m glad for it.

Chia Seed Smoothie Pic

With the arrival of spring, I’ve had all things fresh and fruity on my mind, so it seemed like the perfect time to get back into my smoothie groove. I was also determined to make something with strawberries and kiwi. They are an epic fruit combo, and one of my favorite flavor teams.

Using passionfruit nectar (found it easily at my local grocery store) as a base for this delicious beverage, I tossed in lots of fresh strawberries, kiwi, and even some banana for the perfect blend of fruit. It’s sweet and creamy, with tons of wonderful tropical flavors. For extra nutritional power, I added vanilla protein powder, Greek yogurt, and a spoonful of chia seeds! This is a super refreshing and filling smoothie that will make the perfect start to your day!

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Chia Seed Smoothie Recipe

  2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Banana, Sliced, ideally frozen
  • 2 Kiwis, Peeled and sliced
  • 12 large Strawberries, Hulled
  • 1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 2/3 cup Passion Fruit Nectar, Orange juice makes a great substitute
  • 1/2 cup Ice Cubes

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

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Author: Sarah Grossett
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 24
Calories 317

% Daily Value*
5%
Total Fat 3g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
1%
Sodium 29mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate 57g
7%
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 30g
33%
Protein 16g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

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Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!